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Rigged Death Trap
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Robindaybird posted:

This now makes me think of L5R as some kind of Sitcom in a HOA having petty griping over grass length or how many lawn gnomes one can have by honor, with the group banning against 'larger threats' (the Shadowlands is an obnoxious group of suits trying to turn everything into condos)

And everyone is hella racist against those urban nezumu types.
You know the kind.

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Exploding dice sound cool in theory.
That being said I wouldnt play it without some elaborate automated app or special table that summed up your physical dice rolls.

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So what happened in the 3e transition that caused spellcaster superiority?

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Doresh posted:

Probably yes if he transforms into a spellcaster.

Yes, Kamen Rider Wizard does exist

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What is the end goal of Beast?
I know I have a lot more respect for abomination, demon and mummy since they have actual goals. So what is beast's

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My god imagine

You get too good at being batman junior and Bam

It's loving Kite Man

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Would cheiron industries go a bit like:

"My god how could something be so dense without exhibiting any form of gravitational force? Questions for later. Samples now."

Rigged Death Trap fucked around with this message at 22:36 on Sep 30, 2016

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Missed out on calling foteign hunters Belmonts.

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DAD LOST MY IPOD posted:

I prefer it with WWE announcers
BAH GAWD, THAT'S ACERERAK'S MUSIC! STOP THE MATCH!

Considering how he gatecrashes on adventurers by way of undead joyrides he would be the ultimate heel.

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PurpleXVI posted:

So wait a moment, why does the 3.5E Blackball have 30 points of Charisma? It has no methods of communication with anyone or anything, no Charisma-based skills, and as far as I remember, no saves are based on Charisma. I guess it's just a really dashing and seductive sphere of absolute entropy.

Its because of their highly attractive personality

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Halloween Jack posted:


I first encountered kobolds in the NES port of Pool of Radiance, which depicted them as doglike and furry, kind of like little jackal-people.

Jrpgs are pretty consistent in making kobolds furry beastmen.

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wiegieman posted:

It's funny that anyone thinks Valkyrie would bother with the law when it comes to killing monsters. If you're not human, you have exactly as many rights as they feel like giving you.

"And by deported I mean completely obliterated"
The mummy swipes at the buzzing hologram
"At extreme range, you mummy dummy. Prepare for your imminent JDAMnation."

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Wow that is such a bad misrepresentation of the monomyth. The beast/dragon may as well be a basic obstacle, and the idea of the monomyth is the mundane ascending into the beyond and their eventual return to share their gifts with the common man, with obstacles riddling their path. The stories of the Gautama Buddha and most bodhisatvas follow a monomythical narrative. And those are rife with pacifism.

Im not at all familiar with Kurasawa's works (barring his magnificient cinematography, hoo boy its good) but I wouldnt be surprised if they misrepresented that too.

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Halloween Jack posted:

"We live in a society that puts people in concentration camps, segregates them based on a handful of phenotypes, only gave half of them the vote 23 years ago, and thinks evolution is blasphemy. And you want me to give them perpetual motion, high-speed planetary transport, and functional immortality? Are you completely insane?"

"Now i will sit on my rear end and totally do absolutely nothing to help these people that I absolutely feel for, truly and honestly, more than any non hyperbrain."

Hyperbrains are plot-gimped so the writers dont have to deviate too hard, like what if someone solved oil dependence in the 60s and thus the middle east gulf states arent a disproportinately wealthy region ruled by despots whose peripheral states dont explode into wars or coups like clockwork.

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Ah
More excerpts from the books of iredeemable fuckwittery.

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The anti-wizard is someone who is fun to be around.

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In not bizarro world: John Wright jr. A decorated vietnam vet and avid socialist is president, America is on the cusp of a new golden age riding on its wave of modern nuclear power stations, nationalized healthcare and space exploration.
Iraq and surrounding countries are prosperous and have created a union much like the EU, promising a brighter future for its denizens. Africa and South America, released from years of colonial bondage and conflict, have harnessed their wealth of resources to become a great power in their own right, the trans south atlantic trade coalition has some of the most powerful bargaining powers in the world.


In bizarro world trump is president and John Wright Jr died a penniless, drunken hobo in a gutter 25 years ago.



(Bizarro world never elected Reagan)

Rigged Death Trap fucked around with this message at 20:35 on Nov 15, 2016

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ZeroCount posted:

Did they really expect people who didn't know what Slayers was to be playing this? Devoting so much time to talking about comedy feels like a waste.


the second season is the best though

Well you never know whos going to pick up the book. Maybe theyre super fans, maybe they caught one episode, maybe they just picked it up to check it out at an FLGS, or just heard the name.

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Ewen Cluney posted:

I have learned the hard way that a tiny bit of suggestive stuff into a game will get amplified when certain people latch onto it. That's probably why Raspberry Heaven has less weird stuff than Azumanga Daioh, since there's nothing like Kimura-sensei in there. Very early versions of the game had you put together archetypes to make a character, and the one for having your character be unusually attractive and got a surprising number of guys to go "Yeah, my character in this heartwarming slice of life story has big boobs."

The weirdest thing about Raspberry Heaven is that the format was heavily inspired by Jonathan Walton's zombie game Restless, which he hasn't actually published yet.

Which is weird since I would have thought the go to idea would be that episode of Dexters Lab where he becomes handsome.
Or bishonen sparkles every wear and foot long eyelashes

Rigged Death Trap fucked around with this message at 12:59 on Nov 21, 2016

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Its more Acguy wouldnt you say

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Bieeardo posted:

The Strange: the Roleplaying Game of Making Sure That Your Peas Don't Ever Touch the Potatoes or the Carrots on the Plate Your rear end in a top hat Brother Keeps Jostling.

After dinner that brother went off to drive his motorcycle, smoke weed and bang his girlfriend and MY GOD BARRY ILL SHOW YOU ONE DAY. ONE DAY YOULL FALL ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RULES AND THEN YOULL SEE. YOULL SEE ME LAUGH.

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I would be entirely too happy if this continues and WHF gets to have wildly successful videogames and tabletops whole AoS rots somewhere.

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Cythereal posted:

Fun fact: Task Force Valkyrie has a flamethrower custom-made for vampire duty. It shoots a green flame and makes vamps freak the everloving gently caress out. They also have a directed microwave gun that boils the blood inside a vampire to gruesome effect.

Hunter sounds sick as gently caress
Some do an FnF

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Which is why they tend to have real low humanity.
I liked the bit from oWoD where the elders are basically static beings, who are the same from when they were embraced. iirc there was a good one about an elder needing a neophyte to work as an email scribe.

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Mr. Maltose posted:

Ordo Dracul is basically Ordo DIO, where vampires who know that being a vampire is actually the coolest spend time learning cool new vampire tricks in the process of mastering the state of undeath totally.

You thought you were following dracula, but it was I, Dio!

Now when can i shoot blood out of my eyes, posess others to do evil, freeze people and live on as a decapitated head and eventually take over another persons body

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Well blade is the DMPC with celerity 5

The PCs are the guys who just got oneshot when they tried to attack the ST's special snowflake.

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If your horsepower gets high enough going near pedestrians and trees is a breaking point towards totaling, and you roll against steering.


Oh and aero is op as gently caress. Three dots gets you Time Attack and then you lose steering never.

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That does completely throw away the sheer scale of symmetric warfare and how a small set of superpeople (in the end they are all still as fallible and vulnerable as the rest of us) cant change the tide of war. Say some key battles were turned in favor of the nazis due to talents, but the rest of the front kept being pushed back, the wins in those battles become meaningless as those positions start to become indefensible, unsuppliable islands. Delaying the inevitable as it were.

Its also easy to go "and then the talents fixed and changed everything the end", and undermines the concept of godlike which is "as close to real life as we can get except with superpeople". We wouldnt have today as it is without the influence of ww2, without the cold war, without all the defining and forgettable moments through history.

IMO tho where talents would really change the path of history is in insurgencies and in asymmetric, guerilla warfare. Vietnam, indochina, korea, Iraq/Afghanistan, civil uprisings and revolutions. Those kind of settings.
Imagine The Troubles but with talents.

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Whats this pathetic attempt at faux-arabic calligraphy. I know its not supposed to be recognizable as arabic/persian but still.
At least they could have used a brush for the outside edge script. The bit in the middle is even sloppy.

Oh and I dont think its racist, at least in intent. But it is hella orientalist.

Rigged Death Trap fucked around with this message at 09:27 on Mar 27, 2017

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Barudak posted:

Jump is an automatically learned technique for the Foolish Samurai prestige class.

So in Aether, how much print space does each of these archetypes take up? I ask because there is a shocking number of them and the mechanics seem pretty invovled for a few of them.

They improve it to Jump Good later on in the class.
Also the capstone is crippling depression so it balances out.

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wiegieman posted:

That really is the big problem with all the spellcasters in d&d: spells are just too good. Fix that and you fix 50% of the balance issues.

Martials arent good enough more like.
Make them better and Flitbop the wonder wizard now cant dominate the floor but still also continue to do his shenanigans.

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Well yeah hed just use the Demon rules.
(Going loud is DT)

(E: would DmC, the ninja theory one, be stereotypically WoD enough)

Rigged Death Trap fucked around with this message at 21:14 on Apr 13, 2017

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Well yeah but there is real world parts to it, and the real world/demon world interaction bits.
(Its a poo poo game to begin with tho so ef)

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Devil: the Crying
Your morality stats are Dark soul and Cuhrazy
Your power resources are Magic and Style
You can take dots in devil arms to get more moves.
Your antagonists are legions upon legions of demons and that people rately if ever think youre as cool as you think you are.

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Just Dan Again posted:

I remember being kind of disappointed by the lunar dragons. Earlier in the book they make such a big deal out of them, and the city mechs are built up based on how they're one of the only things that can go toe-to-toe with a dragon, but then they wind up just being big scary statblocks without a whole lot else going on.

Considering that there are much smaller, dedicated dragon killers, no, city mechs arent the only thing.

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So its dragons
Or mechs


How about a compromise
Vote for Dragonmech.

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Io's a bit of a shithead and an idiot, isnt he.

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wiegieman posted:

Many ancient cultures used a lot more color than people today think, because color is a sign of wealth. Even the columns were painted in Rome.

The pyramids were all white and had tips made of electrum
The statues were probably also garish as gently caress.

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I see a very easy conversion to Not-New Orleans by changing it to L'Andouille.

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Mors Rattus posted:

The sausage?

Yup

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Night10194 posted:

And the best part is, since Archaon is supposed to be a fallen Witch Hunter and Imperial, *he should've known all of this*. Hell, if he was a former Witch Hunter, he should've even known not to try to flank through Sylvania because oh poo poo vampires!

Being a shortsighted bumbling gently caress with a massively strong sword arm and a dwindling sense of their previous self is par for a chaos champion
Innit


Probably doesnt help that they have tzen and khorne whispering and shouting (respectively) "do something NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW" pretty much constantly.

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